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New on 7 November 2019:

   Denmark Souvenir Cards (2 pages): I have started building a new section on the website for Danish souvenir cards. Denmark does not have a lot of these items, but most collectors have never seen those that it does have. They are very interesting.

   Norway Covers: I have just added some nice early Norwegian postal cards "upfranked" with additional stamps. These are very nice examples with unusual franking.

   U.S. Currency: 1953 & 1963 "Red Seal" $2.00 bills! Not stamps, but they came out of a stamp collection. These are beautiful, uncirculated bills, including unusual groups with sequential serial numbers.

   An emailed-only 7 November 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 31 October 2019:

   Denmark Stamps: I have just added to the website some nice back-of-book stamps including never hinged early newspaper (P-number) stamps, the key Danish newspaper stamp with a superb cancellation -- this one is missing from most collections in any condition -- and some nice parcel post (Q-number) stamps.

   Finland Stamps: Finland is represented today with NH examples of Scott numbers M8 and M9 (which is M8 with a 1983 overprint). Though it is NH and as fresh as the day it was printed, the M9 is probably the least costly NH example I have been able to offer in a couple decades.

   Karelia Stamps: I have just been able to restock some of the early (1922) Karelia stamps of Scott #1-15. Additionally, a client sent me a range of these stamps with minor quality problems; each is individually pictured & described, with very low prices. All are guaranteed absolutely genuine, of course.

   Greenland Stamps: A client recently sent a stamp for examination which at first glance appears to be an officially reperforated example of Scott #Q5. However, it has not been possible to positively determine that it is officially reperforated, thus he no longer wanted it and now this nice looking stamp is available at an extremely low price.

   U.S. Stamps: I have just added a large group of very nice early U.S. stamps ranging from early classics to the early 1920s. Included are DOLLAR VALUE COLUMBIANS at very low prices, and many other very interesting items.

   An emailed-only 31 October 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 24 October 2019:

   Denmark Stamps: I have just added to the website, two examples of Scott #1a, the 2 RBS first printing -- the Ferslew printing with engraved burelage. This is a very scarce stamp, but both of the examples I have are priced extremely reasonably. They are seldom offered at such a low price.

   D.W.I. (Virgin Islands) Covers: The Danish West Indies became the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1917. Collecting covers and cancellations of the Virgin Islands is a very interesting and challenging addition to a DWI collection. I have a modest selection of covers in stock, but have just added very interesting early airmail covers.

   Faroe Souvenir Folders, Packs, Booklet Packs: I have just created three new pages on the website for the range of these types of items that were offered by the Faroe post office. They did not issue such items very often; most of these were made in very limited quantities and released without a lot of fanfare, sometimes with hardly any announcement at all outside of Faroe. Quite a few of these items are part of JOINT ISSUES with other countries and very much sought after (when folks find out they exist). The also tend to have very attractive images of Faroe and historical text about the subject matter.

   Slesvig CIS Overprint: Among most infrequently offered Scandinavian stamps are the Officials of Slesvig with CIS overprints. Only 4600 of each of the lower denominations were issued and only 2100 of each of the higher denominations. (They MUST have proper certificates from an expert recognized for these items.) They are scarce with nice centering and very scarce never hinged.

   Norway "20 mm Postorns": I recently purchased a client's collection that included some album pages that he had purchased either from another dealer or at auction. The pages are for several of the denominations of the "20 mm" printings of Scott #35-45 Posthorn issue. I did not remove any stamps from the pages and I don't think the client ever got around to doing so, but there are stamps obviously not present. However, there is a good range of the numeral types (but probably using the old type numbers; they need to be re-checked using the NK catalog) and different watermark positions. (Up to 4 watermark positions can exist for each of these; there is no cataloging of which positions are scarcer, but we can be very sure that some positions are much scarcer than others.) There are also a variety of color shades beyond the different plates, individual plate varieties, etc. The quality is nice, but I have NOT checked every stamp and I have NOT verified every watermark or type -- but those I have looked at have been okay. These are offered on the website as groups, with all items illustrated. Note that these are on the full-size Lighthouse pages.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps for British Antarctic Territory and Ross Dependency.

   An emailed-only 24 October 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 17 October 2019:

   Faroe Covers: I have just added several types of Faroe covers to the website: WWII-era printed matter cover, Last Day of Post Office covers, and FDCs Signed by the Designer and/or Engraver (Slania).

   Greenland Stamps: I have just added some attractive, but very inexpensive Pakke-Porto (parcel post, Q-number) stamps. Also a nice example of an Avane (postal savings system) numeral cancellation.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps for British Antarctic Territory and Ross Dependency.

   An emailed-only 17 October 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 10 October 2019:

   Magnifying Glass: This is the general style of 10x magnifier that I use, however, this particular one is both inexpensive and CHEAP -- and I do not mean that in a good way. The metal case of this is cheaply made and will NOT last forever. However, the price is just a fraction of the nicer ones. The lenses ARE glass, the case is metal, it folds up for your pocket, and it comes in a neat little carrying box.

   Norway Stamps: I have just added three nice groups of Norwegian stamps: Postage Due Stamps in nice quality and/or with interesting cancellations. Early stamps with very nice cancellations. Modern booklets and also the Posten/Bring souvenir sheet, some postally used and some with FD cancellations.

   Sweden Stamps: I have just added some very interesting Swedish varieties.

   An emailed-only 10 October 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 1 October 2019:

   It's Facit Time!

This year's catalogs are TREMENDOUSLY IMPROVED AND EXPANDED, with additional major & important articles, expanded listings, and this year they are HARDBOUND!

Due to the strong U.S. Dollar and/or the weak Swedish Kroner, my prices for these new catalogs ARE VERY LOW RIGHT NOW, just a few dollars more than the last editions even though these new ones are both much thicker books and are hardbound! If the Swedish Kroner has gotten stronger by the time I reorder these, my prices will have to go up. Do yourself a favor and order now!

   The CLASSIC 2020 is a very special edition; the publisher, editors, and authors put a lot of energy into it for the Stockholmia 2019 show in May/June of this year. I cannot over-emphasize how much additional information and major articles are in this edition.

   The NORDEN 2020 is also expanded and improved, with special one-time articles and sections.

   The Facit Sweden (only) catalog is not as well known outside Sweden. It is only issued every other year and is a non-specialized catalog for the ‘normal' Swedish stamps, but... it is THE most important (and specialized) reference for Swedish Local Post Stamps of all eras. Also, each edition includes different, one-time, special articles with information, illustrations, and pricing usually found nowhere else!

   An emailed-only 1 October 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 26 September 2019:

   Denmark Slania-engraved Test Stamps: I have just obtained (only) 1-each of most of the different recorded colors/combinations. However, I have also recorded a new color combination (black engraved with orange-brown and violet offset printing) of which I offer the only example I have ever seen.

   Faroe Stamps: I just added a nice block of one of the WWII provisional overprints made while the Faroes were under British protection.

   Norway Stamps: I have just added a small, but nice, group of early Norway in nice quality. Included is a scarce "DD" ca.1907 booklet pair -- there are spaces for such pairs in some European-made albums, but these pairs sure are hard to obtain.

   Sweden Stamps: I have just added a very attractive Scott #B21 (top denomination of the set) in NH condition, as well as very attractive NH examples of BC and CB pairs. By the way, I have also added some nice items of the U.S. 1938 Swedish-Finnish joint issue.

   United States Stamps: I have just added some early sheets (including the U.S. 1938 Swedish-Finnish joint issue) and plate blocks.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps for Australian Antarctic Territory and French Southern Antarctic Territories.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 26 September 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 19 September 2019:

   Denmark Stamps: I have just restocked the overprinted stamps Scott #142-154, including a variety of examples of the #152 key value, including NH, Mint Hinged, and Used, from excellent examples to bargain-priced.

   Greenland Stamps: I have just added over 60 examples of the Greenland "American Issue", both unoverprinted (Scott #10-18) and overprinted (Scott #19-27, 20a-27a), NH and Mint Hinged examples in unusually wonderful quality, as well as some Used examples. These 1945 issues are generally found F-VF or VF centered ("only Fine" is actually scarce), but XF and Superb examples such as these can be quite unusual, especially NH with fresh gum.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps for Falkland Islands.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 19 September 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 12 September 2019:

   Denmark Stamps: I have added many interesting items throughout Denmark including: Scott #1726, 2015 "Rundt" Bicycle Race Souvenir Sheet, Parcel Post Scott #Q11 NEVER HINGED, and Scott #138, 139, 140, and 141.

   Denmark Locals Post Stamps: A few days ago I noticed that I could offer at least one of each of ALL the locals issued for the town of KOLDING. These are "real" locals that were really placed in use, not something just cooked up for collectors. Kolding locals are seldom found in groups of Danish locals that one encounters from time to time. This group includes both mint and used, as well as scarce imperforates and proofs.

   Denmark Stampless Covers: This is a very interesting area to collect with many covers available at very modest prices. I have just added a few nice looking 1850s-1860s covers, including one from and used within Schleswig.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps for: Ascension and South Georgia.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 12 September 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 5 September 2019:

   Faroe Maximum Cards: I have stocked maximum cards that had been out of stock so long I did not even have images of them on the website. Have also added several seldom-seen private maximum cards.

   Finland Stamps: I have just added a nice range of one-of-a-kind stamps starting with the 1860 & 1866 Serpentines (kopek and penni issues) running through the 1875 4-Numeral stamps (Perforation 11). Included are both wonderful examples and some that are nice looking but with hidden faults (at an appropriate price), stamps with both nice arc-style and carved "cork" cancellations, colored cancellations, plate varieties, unusual colors / printings, etc., etc.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 5 September 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 29 August 2019:

   Karelia Stamps: I have finally been able to restock a lot of the 1940s WWII-era issues, as well as adding various specialized items such as blocks, nice cancellations, etc.

   North Ingermanland Stamps: I have also restocked the stamps, added some superbly centered stamps, and included a few specialized items such as used blocks.

   Ivory Coast Stamps: I have a fondness for French Colonies stamps, with those of Ivory Coast near the top of the list. The designs are attractive, the history is very interesting, and many of the stamps are inexpensive. I have just added a page for Ivory Coast and a very nice range of many stamps coming from five different collections!

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 29 August 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 22 August 2019:

   Austria Stamps: There is a substantial group of Austrian stamps on the website, but I have also just today added a nice group of NH Scott #112a-120a Chalky Paper stamps and a nice group of NH Scott #121-127, including a wonderful NEVER HINGED #127 10 kronen stamp.

   Poland Stamps: One of my favorite Polish stamp designs is the 1938 semi-postal souvenir sheet picturing a balloon in flight over mountains, Scott #B31.

   Switzerland Stamps: This week I have added a nice range of Swiss stamps, including some excellent NH examples, in the range of Scott #101-172. There are also newly added stamps in the Airmails and the Officials.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 22 August 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 15 August 2019:

   Greenland Stamps: I have just added some one-of-a-kind offerings -- at great prices -- of the 1938 stamps, 1945 American issue, and 1945 Overprints, including one INVERTED OVERPRINT.

   Greenland Maximum Cards: I have just integrated into our stock an excellent collection of Greenland official maximum cards. Virtually every card is listed up into 2013 (and I do have more through 2014, send your want list for the later items).

   Switzerland Stamps: The reorganization and updating of previous listings has been completed and I have now started adding new items. The CLASSICS are currently being added, with TWO PAGES of new material already available for your viewing pleasure.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 15 August 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 8 August 2019:

   Sweden Stamps: I have just added very nice examples of Scott #23a and Scott #O7. The stamp known as #23a was printed in such a light color that it is almost impossible to see the design -- and thus #23b was created by printing again on top of the hard-to-see #23a stamps. The #O7 does not seem to be all that rare according to the catalogs, but it is extremely difficult to find an example as nice as this one.

   United States Stamps: So often we see the same stamps over and over again and they are already in our collections. Thus, when a particularly unusual example or a "freak" or error comes along it really gets our attention. I like such items and let them go to the front of the queue for adding to the website.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 8 August 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 1 August 2019:

   Denmark Stamps: I have just added some unusual constant plate varieties and other items in the Gallery and Bargains sections.

   Denmark Aalborg Local Post Stamps: Some interesting and attractive items.

   United States Back-Of-Book Plate Blocks: I have just added a very nice group of U.S. Special Delivery, Registration, Parcel Post Postage Due, and Special Handling plate blocks.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 1 August 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 25 July 2019:

   Danish West Indies Stamps: I have just added some very nice early DWI stamps including an excellent Mint #1 with great color.

   Slesvig Stamps: In addition to restocking in the #1-14 issue, I have added some wonderful NH examples of the top values and also some examples of the 10 mark value with excellent town cancellations.

   Norway Locally Issued Booklets: Starting in 1991, local post offices around the country were authorized to issue local booklets. These were typically issued in very small quantities (sometimes only a couple hundred) and the cover designs related to local events and subjects. The stamps in the booklets were sheet stamps that were affixed by their margins. There is a catalog of these booklets which I have in stock. I have started a page for these booklets and have added a couple items. (I do have more, but usually only one-each; let me know if this is a subject that interests you).

   Norway Perfin Booklets: Some modern Norwegian booklets exist with perfins. I have created a page for them and have added a nice group of them.

   United States Airmail Plate Blocks: I have just added a very nice group of early U.S. airmail plate blocks starting with #C4, including the "Baby Zepp" #C18, and through at least #C21.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 25 July 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 18 July 2019:

   United States Stamps: Again this week, I have just added to the website a really strong mint run of Washington-Franklins, this time Scott 443-547 (plus some nice slightly later items). A large percent of the major numbers are listed.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 18 July 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 11 July 2019:

   United States Stamps: I have just added to the website a really strong mint run of Scott #333-440, Washington-Franklins & Pan-Pacific issues. A large percent of the major numbers are listed.

   United States Airmail Covers: I have just added an exceptional range of covers and it is offered just as received a couple of days ago. They come, via non-philatelic channels (!), out of an estate that seems to be of a dealer who had bought or built an excellent airmail cover collection, priced most of it for sale (I am guessing 20 years ago) and then passed away before selling the covers. I have organized the covers by category and type as different folks collect different aspects of airmail postal history. However, the common thread is that all are in excellent quality, usually have very interesting or unusual frankings, and are visually quite appealing.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 11 July 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 27 June 2019:

   Iceland Stamps: I have been working on the 1930 Parliament (Althing) issue and have added quite a few listings in the ‘normal' stamps as well as many one-of-a-kind items, and plate varieties!

   Norway Stamps: I have just added a very nice and scarce example of one of the Skilling Posthorn stamps.

   Sweden Stamps: The Swedish 1938-1940 BC & CB pairs are very popular, but quite hard to find. I have added a wide range of pairs -- and even some larger blocks -- ranging in quality from wonderful to "bargains".

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps for: Australia (6 pages) and Tasmania.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 27 June 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 20 June 2019:

   United States Stamps: Fifty more great new stamps have been added today! These new items start with a very pretty Scott #2, proceed up through the 1850s and 1860s issues, and then on through the 1870s through the 1890s with a nice range of high-denomination Columbians, Trans-Mississippi (including both $1 and $2 stamps), a beautiful $5 #278, an incredible Scott #313 1903 $5 Marshall, and conclude with fresh & attractive mint Zeppelins!

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 20 June 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 13 June 2019:

   United States Stamps: I have added a couple dozen very attractive mint (and never hinged) Washington-Franklin issues -- these are reasonably priced issues in very fresh quality.

   Newfoundland Stamps: This week I have finished adding Newfoundland, with the later issues and exceptional airmail and postage due stamps.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 13 June 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 6 June 2019:

   Denmark Stamps: I have added a few one-of-a-kind items, including a wonderful example of Denmark's first stamp (Scott #2a) in an unusual color shade and with an unusually placed cancellation. Also a very inexpensive example of the key value of the airmails.

   Faroe Stamps: I have just added a beautiful used Scott #1 (it happens to be on a cover, but is priced the same as a single stamp). It will be supplied with a Jay Smith certificate with lifetime guarantee (and can be supplied either on or off the cover). There is also a wonderful example of the very scarce "newspaper postal stationery wrapper bisect" with multiple certificates.

   Iceland Stamps: I have just added a beautiful example of Scott #49 (missing from most collections and often misidentified when found in the marketplace), accompanied by a certificate. Also, an incredibly nice example of Scott #O3. There is also a very scarce variety on the underlying stamp of an I GILDI issue. Also, a wide variety of stamps from the Scott #144-8 set.

   Sweden Stamps: I have added a few exceptional new items including a wonderful mint example of Scott #LX2 (probably the nicest example I have been able to offer in 46 years) and a Superb NH example of the 1939 50 öre Linné high value (the nicest I have ever seen).

   United States Stamps: I have just added over 30 1850s-1860s stamps, ranging from terrific examples to nice looking but with hidden faults (at very low prices).

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 6 June 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 30 May 2019:

   Denmark Stamps: I have added a few one-of-a-kind items, including a used set of Scott #258-61 with matching First Day of issue cancels.

   Iceland Stamps: I have added a few one-of-a-kind items, including some nice used Officials.

   Sweden Stamps: I have just added some very attractive early issues including a DOUBLE PRINT and a CITRON YELLOW, etc.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 30 May 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 23 May 2019:

   Newfoundland Stamps: I have today added 148 stamps starting from the first issues and include an impressive range of stamps in all conditions (NH, Mint Hinged, and Used) and all qualities / centering (Superb, XF, VF, F-VF, Fine, Average, and slightly damaged). There is something for every collection and every budget.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 23 May 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 9 May 2019:

   Denmark Stamps: Today I added an interesting overprint variety.

   Iceland Stamps: I have just added some nice Mint and NH examples of the Icelandic Fish issues with "ORLOF" overprints. For a very short period of time, until purpose-specific stamps could be printed, postage stamps were overprinted for the mandatory employee holiday savings system.

   Norway Stamps: I have just added a beautiful Scott #41, one of Norway's key stamps and often the last stamp needed to complete a collection.

   Sweden Stamps: Several categroies of items have beeen added, including: Swedish parcel post stamps and Swedish fluorescent stamp errors.

   United States Stamps: I have just added a beautiful group of 1901-1916 stamps, both commemoratives and definitives. Most are mint, many NH, but there are some used stamps as well. A few have hidden problems and are offered at appropriately low prices.

   Canadian Provinces Stamps: I have just added some very nice stamps. These issues have been very popular in the last decade, yet they are still missing from a majority of collections. New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 9 May 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 2 May 2019:

   Denmark Stamps: Today I added a very nice group of back-of-book Danish stamp issues, including a beautiful Scott #O5 and an incredible NH Scott #Q4a ("POSFFAERGE" overprint error with FF instead of TF; only 850 printed) accompanied by a Jay Smith certificate with lifetime guarantee.

   United States Postage Due Stamps: A wonderful group of very fresh early mint (and NH) Postage Dues in outrageously nice quality has just been added.

   United States Shanghai Overprints: Whether for the U.S. collector or the China collector I have just posted a very impressive group of Mint Shanghai issues. These are in much nicer quality than usually seen and a much broader range of stamps than one typically finds.

   United States Proofs: I have just added a very pretty group of early U.S. proofs. Quite a few of these are proofs of Official stamp issues; not only are these seldom seen, but they are absurdly inexpensive!

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 2 May 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 25 April 2019:

   Aland Christmas Seals: All are now in stock, through 2014, but some only in very small quantities. Many of Åland's Christmas seals are multi-design and they are all normally collected in their full (small-size) sheet form. The designs include a wide range of topics and some of the production made use of holograms adding another thematic element.

   Denmark Local Post Catalog / Handbook: This classic (1974) work is still the primary reference for the local post stamps of Denmark. It includes the local postal stationery as well, and all the postmarks, proofs, etc., and histories of the posts. It is completely in English, extremely well illustrated, hardbound, and simply a beautiful book.

   Finland Scott #126a is the "Thin 2 in overprint" surcharge variety from 1921. While it should not be terribly scarce, it is quite hard to find and is missing from most collections. Also, many offered on the market are incorrectly just the normal, not the variety! Here are some nice examples of the proper variety.

   Norway Stamps: I have just added some high quality early issues, both mint and very nicely canceled.

   Sweden Stamps: The 5 öre Brownish-Orange Lion stamp of 1921 exists in two major engraving types (which receive different major numbers in the specialized catalogs). Both types exist without watermark and both with the "KPV" papermakers watermark -- today I have focused on adding a range of those four stamps in mint and used. Some of them are quite hard to find in nice quality.

   United States Stamps: Today I added a really attractive group of 1890-1934 Mint stamps, including some NH, and also some incredible Special Delivery stamps. There are many VF, XF, and even some Superb examples, including stamps with certificates.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 25 April 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 18 April 2019:

   Denmark Parcel Post Stamps (5 pages): I have just restocked the entire range of NH, Mint Hinged, and Used, Danish Parcel Post (Q-numbers) stamps. These are the stamps with the POSTFÆRGE overprints.

   United States Stamps: Today I have added very nice groups of 1) Mint 1880s stamps, 2) Mint Zeppelins, and 3) U.S. #630 souvenir sheet.

   Australia Stamps: We have been spending a lot of time working on Australia, with a large number of new early items, adding images, and improving the listings.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 18 April 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 11 April 2019:

   Finland Stamps: I have just added some early specialized items and color varieties.

   Iceland U.S. WWII Military Covers: Today I have added a nice cover to the APO 810 (Baldurshagi, Iceland) page.

   Norway Test Stamp: The composer Grieg 1943 postage stamp design was used in 1951 to make a test stamp.

   Norwegian Madagaskar (Madagascar) Missionaries Local Post Stamps: The originals of these exotic stamps are quite rare and sell for hundreds of dollars each. However, in 1968 a Norwegian philatelist printed (only) 200 examples of a numbered, reproduction souvenir sheet containing 16 stamps. Even the souvenir sheet is rarely offered.

   Norway Essay: A beautiful essay (unadopted design proposal) design was created, in black and red, for the composer Grieg 1943 stamp issue. (This is not to be confused with the later test stamp that borrowed from the design of the issued Norwegian stamp design.) It is a very scarce essay, but I have been lucky to find a couple more examples.

   Norway Ship Covers: I have just added a nice group Norwegian ship covers. For being a seafaring country, it can be hard to find Norwegian ship cancellations on cover!

   Norway Covers with Supplementary Markings: I have just added a page for covers bearing postally-related markings that are other than cancellations, etc. While postage due, registry, ship markings, and other categories have their own pages, other markings will appear here.

   Sweden Stamps: Sweden's 20 öre Oscar stamp, with watermark (Scott #60), was in use for 20 years (1891-1911) and is a very common stamp. However, most collectors are not aware that there are two engraving types of this stamp (only on this stamp, not on any of the other denominations). The first type was issued 27 March 1891; it was replaced by the second type sometime in November 1891 after little more than seven months of use. While the first type is not "rare", it is hard to find and especially with nice centering and/or with nice postmarks. The stamp was first issued in Ultramarine color, with the blue shades coming some years later. Though the Facit catalog only formally lists five colors/shades, there is actually a wide range of color shades. One of the listed colors is a Slate [Grayish] Blue that is surprisingly scarce, in the true Slate color, considering the very low catalog value. I have just added several interesting examples of these items.

   Sweden Ship Covers: From the 1920s onward, some larger Swedish-flag ocean-going passenger ships had formal Swedish post offices on board, resulting in a wide range of collectible postmarks and postal history. And domestic Swedish steamship mail cancellations were in use from 1869 through 1951. This is a fascinating and challenging collecting area.

   Palau "Huge" Stamp: This souvenir sheet contains one of the world's largest postage stamps.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 11 April 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 4 April 2019:

   Denmark Stamps: Just added are a very inexpensive example of the rare Scott #21 and a very pretty #141. The former is the rarest regular stamp issue of Denmark and the latter is an extremely lightly hinged example of a scarce stamp that is quite hard to find in nice quality.

   Norway Stamps & Covers: I have just added some interesting early stamps and unusual blocks, some interesting covers, and even a very unusual Amundsen-related charity label that is seldom offered. Also a great King Haakon picture post card and a nice souvenir card.

   United States Covers: I have just added covers bearing examples of #1 and #2, our first postage stamps issued by the national government.

   Great Britain Penny Black Cover: Very attractive stamp with four large margins, fully tied by a neat and light red cancellation, and with a clear town postmark. You can own the world's first stamp on cover!

   People's Republic of China Stamps: A nice group of very scarce 1967-1968 stamps have just been added (two-thirds down this page). All are illustrated. These are in great quality. As is the case many times for the scarce PRC stamps of this time period, these were originally sold behind the Iron Curtain and later made their way to the West. These examples are from a collection originally formed in Poland; after Poland opened to the West, the collector emigrated to the U.S. and brought his stamps.

   Stock Pages: More sizes have been added.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 4 April 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 28 March 2019:

   Faroe Stamps: I have just added some nice examples from Scott #2-6, issued during the British occupation of the Faroe Islands, with nice town and village cancellations.

   Finland Booklet Panes: The Finnish vending machine (i.e. slot machine) booklets issued 1959-1993 typically contain panes with different stamps and includes some stamps that were only issued in these booklets. Spaces for the panes are included in many stamp albums. Even though most are quite inexpensive, they can be difficult to find. I have restocked this area and also have just added the scarcer Scott #398b and 402b in complete booklet, Facit #Ha3V.

   Hawaii Stamps: Though I fairly recently added to the website a group of Hawaiian stamps, several recently purchased collections have resulted in adding several dozen more very nice stamps, including revenues and postmarks.

   Stock Pages: New this week are web pages for various types of stock pages. These include the traditional manila pages, as well as both new and gently used black plastic pages (such as Lighthouse Vario, Lidner, and Safe) and black paper pages (such as Hagner). The vast majority of these pages are American 3-ring size that will fit in any standard binder. Whether putting your collection in such pages (as I do when I am in the organizational phase) or using for sorting & storing duplicates or stamps to be identified, these are extremely useful for any collector.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 28 March 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 21 March 2019:

   Iceland Stamps: I have been restocking Scott #86-91 stamps both in "normal" NH, Mint Hinged, and Used; and varieties.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps for several British North Amercia countries: Allenstein, Bangladesh, Barbuda, Basutoland, Austrian Offices Abroad, and Austria: Lombardy-Venetia.

   Stamp Mounts: I have just added several lots of opened packages of various sizes of stamp mounts, as well as dozens of sealed packages in a wide range of sizes; this is new-old stock. I have also added two pages; now there are a total of four pages: Split-back style (i.e. Showgard) in black & clear, and open-3-sides style (i.e. Hawid) in black & clear.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 21 March 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 14 March 2019:

   United States Stamps: This week I have just added dozens of U.S. stamps starting from Scott #120 through the Columbians (all the way to the $5) and the Trans-Mississippi issue (including the $1 Cattle in Storm).

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 14 March 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 7 March 2019:

   DWI Stamps: I have just added a very nice NH example of the Second Printing of the 5 cent Bicolor Perf 14 x 13.5, Scott Classic/Specialized #8a (Thin Paper), Facit #8b, AFA #10.2. The early printings are quite scarce in NH condition.

   Denmark Stamps: This week I have added very low-priced examples of Scott #1a Used and #11b Mint, both with Lasse Nielsen opinions. I have also been working on adding Specialized Stamps and restocking the "normal" stamp listings for the Christian IX (Scott #65-71) and Frederik VIII (Scott #72-78).

   United States Stamps: I have just added several dozen U.S. Classics, starting with #1 and running to #119.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 7 March 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 28 February 2019:

   Puerto Rico (U.S. Administration) Stamps: This week I have added a nice group of U.S. stamps overprinted for use in Puerto Rico.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 28 February 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 21 February 2019:

   Denmark Covers: Ranging from a 1799 pre-stamp cover to 1850s-1870s stamped covers (including a 3-color franking), to an early stamped (scarce color) official mail cover, I have just added a nice group of early covers.

   Faroe Covers: I have just added a nice range of Faroe covers, from most eras, including WWII-ERA USE OF THE FAROE "V.L." PERFIN ON A VERY INTERESTING COVER. There is also a very nice FRANCO BETALT item, along with a range of covers from pre-WWII through the middle years and to ship covers (including to/from Iceland) from the Faroe-stamp era.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps for several British North Amercia countries: British Columbia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 21 February 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 14 February 2019:

   Early Faroe Stamps: I have just added a nice range of the early overprints, including #1 single and on cover, as well as the WWII-era issues (Scott #2-6) in NH, Mint Hinged, and Used.

   Faroe Covers: I have also added some nice pre-WWII and WWII-era covers, including a very unusual totally complete (with coupon and both halves all still connected) early COD card.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps for several worldwide countries: Bahamas, Bahrain, and Barbados.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 14 February 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 7 February 2019:

   Aland Pre-Stamp Covers: In 1817, Sweden controlled what we now call Åland. Here is a beautifully preserved official mail (with the Swedish Three Crowns marking) military report between two tiny military outposts in Åland.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps for several new worldwide countries: Anguilla, Anjouan, and Aruba.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 7 February 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 31 January 2019:

   Denmark Stamps: Denmark's skilling-value Official stamps can be quite hard to find in nice quality. I have just added a beautiful example of #O3, with certificate.

   Norway Covers: I have just added an interesting range of Norwegian covers, ranging from 1849 pre-stamp to Crown & Posthorn cancellation to airmail rates to military mustering postal stationery cards to machine cancellations to early skiing and ski jumping competition picture post cards to a scarce Christian Youth postmark to the 1943 "London" issue and the 1947 Post Office 300th anniversary issue, and a Svalbard / Spitzbergen canceled cover.

   Sweden Stamps: It's been a long time since 1858 -- 161 years in fact -- but I was fortunate to obtain four mint, two of which are never hinged, wonderfully fresh examples of the Swedish 1858 "Vapen" issue. Two of them have "HOW" (Helena Obermuller Wilen) certificates, the best there is. It is rare to be able to offer mint examples of these stamps in such nice quality. Additionally, I have added wonderful NH examples of all three values of the 1921 Gustav Vasa set; this issue usually has poor centering, but these three stamps are exceptionally nice.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps to several Australian States: Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 31 January 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 24 January 2019:

   Danish West Indies Christmas Seals: After I mentioned these a couple weeks ago, I had good response and sold out of 1909 & 1910. I have now been able to restock those two years in both NH and Mint Hinged. With those, I now have examples of ALL the DWI seals complete from 1907 through 1916 in NH (and also most in Mint Hinged).

   Denmark Stamps: I have been restocking again, this time focusing on the 1930s-1940s, including tête-bêche pairs.

   Finland Stamps: I have also been restocking in Finland, especially 1890-1929.

   United States Stamps: Today I have a great group of U.S. stamps, from the 1890s through 1935. They include Columbians, early Bureau issues, Washington-Franklin issues, a Nebraska overprint used from Puerto Rico (!!), and some interesting Farley imperforate items.

   Canada Stamps: I have been working on classic Canadian stamps and have added some very nice items ranging from 1859 though 1893. If you collect Canada, these definitely are worth a look. In the process, I have created a "Canada New Arrivals - Stamps" page so you can easily see the latest additions.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 24 January 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 17 January 2019:

   Danish West Indies Stamps: Today I have added some very scarce DWI Postage Due stamps, #J8a, J8b (only 100 exist!), and also #J8 with the rare Customs House cancellation (now listed in the Scott U.S. Specialized in the DWI Revenues section).

   Denmark Stamps: I have just added a couple nice early items, which can be seen here, along with a lot of other nice items.

   Iceland Stamps: I have also added some nice early varieties, which are found here, along with a great range of other recent additions.

   United States Stamps: Yesterday I added a very nice range of early U.S. stamps, from the imperforate classics, up into the Columbians, both mint and used.

   Angola Stamps: This country, previously a Portuguese colony, has always been popular. I have just added a nice range of attractive stamps.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 17 January 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 3 January 2019:

   Danish West Indies Christmas Seals: The first Christmas Seal issued for DWI was in 1907; the first in the world was 1904 for Denmark. The handsome DWI 1907 seal is quite scarce and is one of the scarcest national seals of all the Scandinavian countries. I have just listed two very attractive examples of the DWI 1907 seal.

   Danish West Indies Protest Label: A couple weeks ago I offered a nice example of one of the labels protesting the sale of DWI to the U.S. Today I can include an excellent example of the other, scarcer primary design.

   Slesvig Stamps: Scandinavian collectors of Denmark tend to think of Slesvig as a small group of stamps at the back of their Danish album. However, for collectors of German philately, Slesvig is an important post-WWI subject. Following WWI, the Slesvig/Schleswig Danish-German border area was divided and subject to a plebiscite; the northern area became Danish and the southern area became German. I have just added two very nice & unusual imperforate sets of stamps that deserve to be seen.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 3 January 2019 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!
 
New Printed Price Lists Available by Postal Mail  
New printed price lists of all -- and only -- the items on the website are available. The printed price lists do not include the illustrations. Due to the amount of work involved, the printed price lists are updated only every few weeks.

There are separate price lists for:

   Each Scandinavian Country:

       Aland
       Danish West Indies
       Denmark (including Slesvig)
       Faroe
       Finland (including Karelia and North Ingermanland)
       Greenland
       Iceland
       Norway (does NOT yet include all "regular" stamps)
       Sweden (does NOT yet include all "regular" stamps)

   Slania-Engraved items (also Greta Garbo)

   United States Stamps (and few covers)
   Worldwide Stamps (and a few covers). Does not include U.S. or Scandinavia.

   Scandinavian Philatelic Literature

Please only request the lists you actually need; they are very expensive to print and mail.

Please read this if you are in the U.S. or Canada or this if you are in another country. Then send an email and please specifically state if you want specific Scandinavian countries, Slania, United States, Worldwide, or Scandinavian philatelic literature price lists. (Repeated non-specific requests will probably be ignored.)

Please note that these lists only include what you see listed on this website and are provided simply as a convenience. If what you are seeking is not shown on the website, then please send your want list rather than just requesting a price list. (If it is not on the website, it won't be in the price list.) Clients who send want lists always have access to the freshest stock and new items as they come in.

For U.S. and Canadian Clients...
The first copy of printed price lists will be sent to U.S. and Canadian clients at no charge. Further updates can be sent, upon request, at no charge to those clients actively making purchases or who send want lists. Otherwise there may be a postage charge for further updates -- these lists cost several dollars each to print and mail.

For Overseas Clients...
Unfortunately, due to the large number of requests received from overseas people who seem to just collect "free price lists" -- and because a) all the information the lists contain is on this website and b) the overseas airmail postage cost is very high -- there will be a MINIMUM $10 shipping charge (payable by MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, cash, US$ check, etc.) for price lists sent to overseas addresses. A matching-amount credit voucher will be included with the price lists and will be valid only on purchases (totaling) at least five times the amount of the credit. Example: If the shipping cost is $10, you will receive a $10 credit which will be valid on a purchase of $50 or more.

Please email to inform me of the desired price lists and to learn the shipping cost for them. I will need to know exactly which price lists you wish to receive and I will need to know your COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS.

Once you have been informed of the shipping cost and if you wish to proceed....

To send shipping cost payment by PayPal, use the email address "paypal@JaySmith.com", use a subject of "Price List Shipping Payment" and be sure to indicate again the price lists you desire and include your complete postal address.

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New Resource Articles  
   Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, Ultraviolet Light, and Scandinavian Philately A useful and practical explanation.

   Hidden in Plain View: Stamp Position Codes "The language of stamps" or the meaning of stamp positions on letters and post cards.

   An interesting new, fully illustrated article on Swedish stamp formats and the different perforations that result.

Several other interesting articles are available with new articles posted regularly.
 
Scandinavian Philatelic E-News  
Subscribe to the Scandinavian Philatelic E-News
Regular (2-4 times per month) email newsletter with Scandinavian philatelic news, announcements of new books and catalogs, and special sale offers (Scandinavian and world-wide collections, Scandinavian used albums, and pre-owned philatelic literature) at great prices. Many special offers are only made through the E-News. This is a great way to stay current and get some great deals.

You can also view the archive (still being finished) of previous editions of the E-News.
 
<<< NEW >>>
Facit >> Scott and Scott >> Facit Catalog Number Concordances
 
To meet my own need for catalog number concordances, I have finally started publishing comprehensive catalog number concordances for the Scandinavian countries. At this moment only DWI, Greenland, and Iceland are ready (the later two only up to 1995, so far). However, I will be preparing these bidirectional catalog number concordances for all the Scandinavian countries and eventually will include the other specialized catalogs as well. Reservations are welcomed. These are very inexpensive (considering the labor required to make them) and are published loose-leaf. An attractive binder is available. I intend to update the concordances annually; subscriptions are available. Though these have only been available for a few weeks, they have been a great hit. You will find them extremely useful!  
<<< NEW >>>
Facit Specialized Catalog PAGES BY THE COUNTRY.
 
These are genuine Facit Catalog pages, not copies (of course!). They are loose pages; please be aware that there is no room for binding -- you will have to figure out for yourself how to bind or otherwise manage them. The pricing is by country. There are sometimes conflicts involving back-to-back countries, thus I am offering the pages a number of different ways to compensate for this. Supply is very limited. If you have always wanted a Facit Catalog, but could not justify it for "just one country", this is your chance -- but you must act quickly. Here is more information about the Facit Scandinavian Specialized Catalog.  
Shopping Cart System and Secure Website for Credit Card Payment  
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Scandinavian Philatelic Literature, including the Scandinavian Annual Catalogs  
The web versions of my philatelic literature price lists were last updated on 15 November 2019 and are the most current. Knowledge is the key to enjoying your collection and the key to buying wisely. View the listings live on the web or download the literature price list in PDF format. Let me know If you would prefer a printed copy sent by postal mail.  
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Our Stamp Show Schedule  

We do not currently have any shows schedule, but will likely participate in one or two North Carolina shows in 2018. Watch this space for updates.

 
 

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SWEDEN
Official Blackprint
1856/1862 Local Stamp
Very Limited Supply!
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Official blackprint/reprint made in 1930 to aid in study of the printing plate. Ungummed on thick card, as issued. Seldom offered.
Single $12.00
Pair $22.00
Block $40.00


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Rare ICELAND 1911
CHRISTMAS SEAL
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Seldom offered and rarely at such a low price! A once-in-a-lifetime purchase allows me to share the savings with you.
NH VF normally $60.00!
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(A few others $18-$48.
1904 and 1905 also available.)



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DANISH "STAMP COINS"
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Updated 15 November 2019

Scandinavia:
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SCANDINAVIAN PRICE LISTS BY POSTAL MAIL
Over 100 pages of price lists are available by postal mail. While these will eventually also be available on the web, I am not quite there yet. Request your copy of the printed price lists today.
SCANDINAVIAN PRICE LISTS ON THE WEB Take a look at my specific country price lists and topic price lists on the web.
Approvals are the best way to add to your collection.
If you prefer to examine stamps and compare them to your collection, before you purchase, you will very much enjoy my approval service. Send your want list today.
Stender Scandinavian Stamp Albums
Albums made in Scandinavia, by Scandinavians make the most sense. Well designed and attractive, these extremely price competitive albums will make a great home for your collection. See the complete price list.
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